.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Letters

  • Does Obama have our interests at heart?

    To the editor:
    Well, it’s summer and not only does the weather become hot, some topics might qualify as well.

  • Time has come to ax health director

    To the editor:
    After having attended the past two board meetings of the Anderson County Health Department, I have come to the conclusion that we can no longer afford this big-spending director.
    The first meeting I attended he was proposing to raise taxes and stated that he would probably have to cut his staff.
    Of course this was after he had spent over $60,000 for new furniture and a top-of the-line kitchen.
    This was done without consulting the board or getting bids on the furniture. Someone with the state told him it was OK.

  • Keep praying for tornado victims

    To the editor:
    We left Friday morning and returned Monday afternoon. Hackleburg Ala., is grieving the death of 29 people from the tornado that hit April 28, as well as losing 38 of their 39 businesses.
    Many homes were totally destroyed in the tornado, leaving many people with no where to go or stay, with some still to this day living in tents.
    There is so much I can inform Lawrenceburg about my experiences there. However, serving others was a great experience.

  • Young columnist has it right

    To the editor:
    I want to say a hearty amen and congratulations to the young guest columnist (May 25, 2011) who seems so wise beyond years.
    The article “Examining stupidity, ignorance” seems to me the product of a caring, thinking and intelligent mind that values wisdom. I believe wisdom originally and inevitability comes from God only.
    Keep seeking, child, and pray that we all will for our nation’s sake as well as for our own.
    Carolyn Steilberg
    Louisville

  • County clerk, elections board made right call

    To the editor:
    The Help America Vote Act, passed in 2002, requires that all locations be accessible for every individual with a disability.
    Federal and state laws require that every voting location be accessible. This includes accessible parking, the path of travel to the entrance, the building entrance, the hall leading to the voting area and the voting area. The voting area must have adequate space for a registration table, all voting booths and the accessible voting machines.

  • Please bring joy to the living, too

    To the editor:
    The recent upheaval concerning the city council’s cemetery policy reminded me of my deceased mother’s precious advice, “Bring my roses while I’m alive.”
    I have tried to take her advice and give my “roses” to friends and family while they are living. I get to see them enjoy them and it prevents less problems at the gravesite.
    I understand, as a nurse, the importance of grieving at the place of interment, but the joy of giving sure makes good time memories.

  • Are you ready to meet God?

    To the editor:
    I am sure that if you watch the news at all, you saw the stories about Harold Camping last week and his predictions that the world would come to an end May 21.  He even went so far as to give the time of day that we could expect the rapture: 6 p.m.
    He and his followers spent millions to advertise and warn people of the impending doomsday. But after much debate and money spent, May 21 came and went and we are still here.  

  • Conway, Denny bad, Brandon Hurley good

    To the editor:
    I just hate politics.
    Any system where leadership is dictated by a popularity contest instead of education or experience is critically flawed.
    Let’s take a look at our newly elected County Judge John Wayne Conway. Since January, he has proposed increasing the county’s budget $500,000. That’s considerable in the worst economy most of us have ever seen. Unemployment is rampant, so what does our illustrious leader do but follow suit with the Democratic, Obama-style governing and spend, spend, spend.

  • Petition formed to reign in library

    To the editor:
    The May 18 issue of The Anderson News stated that the Anderson Public Library had $375,000 included in the budget just passed for retirement of one-half of the remaining building debt.
    The stated plan also called for paying off the remaining $375,000 the next budget year. Next budget year the Library’s baseline budget will bring in another $375,000 without an additional tax increase because of the compensating rate requirement that the revenue for that year not be less than the year before.

  • Some helpful, some not on college paper

    To the editor:
    In recent weeks I was given my final assignment for my English 101 class at Bluegrass Community and Technical College here in town.
    We were told to choose a political issue that affected our county in which we felt strongly about. I chose that we, as a county, lack full-time female patrol officers and want to point out that the city police department did all but refuse me information.
    I was very disappointed in the way I was treated and felt as though I was ignored and denied information that as a citizen of this town I have a right to know.